Pastoral Care


EFCA National Care Ministries

EFCA Pastoral Care Ministries' goal is sustainable effectiveness. We provide access to the practical resources and pastoral care that will enable EFCA pastors to serve with excellence over a sustained period of time.



Credentialing with the EFCA

Non-traditional Theological Training through Gateway

If you’d like to learn more about becoming credentialed within EFCA, please visit the National EFCA Website.

To begin the process in our district please contact our Credentialing Coordinator, Tom Thomas at or Bob Rowley at


Get Aways

Haven River Inn
Lamb’s Tale loves to offer pastors and other full-time Christian workers time with their wives to reconnect with God and each other.

Contact Andrea Culpepper at Lamb’s Tale and after having her qualify you for two free nights, then you can contact Dee Dee at the Haven for available dates. She can be reached at 888-995-7200 or She can answer any other questions you may have.



Medical Insurance
To obtain information on our district medical insurance plan with Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield please contact JoAnn Rowley at

Disability Insurance
We can help you plan for the unexpected. Contact our plan administrator at for assistance with enrolling in the plan.

Property & Casualty Insurance
We recommend three insurance companies:

1. Church Mutual. Call 1-800-554-2642 and they will direct you from there. Their website is
2. Church One. Call or e-mail Dale Zellmer
(713) 974-6865 Direct
(800) 364-3122 Toll free

3. Zurich. Contact a Zurich representative at (800) 382-2150.


Ministerial Association

The primary benefit of being a member of the EFCA Ministerial Association is your support of Pastoral Care Ministries. Annual dues of the 1500 members provides approximately 25% of the funds needed to promote initiatives such as "Healthy Pastors for Healthy Churches" and the Recovery Church Ministry. The association provides leadership through its executive director to the EFCA Placement Service and the EFCA Theology Conference.

Membership Benefits
An annual subscription to the publication Ministerial Forum
Reduced fees for a variety of services including pastoral placement
Reduced fees for select events including the annual EFCA Theology Conference
Learn more about the EFCA Ministerial Association...


Retirement Plan

Since 1971, FCMM has provided retirement plans for EFCA pastors, staff, and missionaries. With a 403(b)(9) church retirement income account plan, we offer a variety of investment options, whereby participants can manage their own account or have others do it for them.

FCMM also offers other types of employment benefits to EFCA churches including a Long-Term Disability Insurance Plan.


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